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New Belgian King is crowned

Belgium's King Albert II has abdicated following a 20-year reign, handing over the throne to his son Philippe.

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Belgium's King Albert abdicates after 20-year reign

Belgium has a new monarch after King Albert handed the throne to his son Philippe to end his 20-year reign.

The transition of power at the top of the Belgium monarchy has taken place in Brussels as father makes way to son. Credit: REUTERS/Kevin Coombs
Queen Paola and King Albert II greeted crowds on their way to St Gudule Cathedral. Credit: REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
Crown Princess Mathilde and Crown Prince Philippe will now assume the role of Queen and King. Credit: REUTERS/Michael Kooren

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